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John Redwood
MP for Wokingham. I don't reply to tweets but constituents can contact me directly at: john.redwood.mp@parliament.uk. You will receive a prompt reply.
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John Redwood 21h
The UK spends more on state-funded primary and secondary education, per pupil, than France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Australia and Canada. This year the core school budget increased to £42.4 billion and will rise further to £43.5 billion in 2019-20.
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John Redwood Sep 25
Many are tired of the model of business which keeps inviting in people from the continent to take low paid jobs. No wonder we have a productivity problem. I want business to employ more people who are already settled here & offer better wages to encourage more people into work.
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John Redwood Sep 24
Replying to @johnredwood
Business needs to turn its mind to productivity, and wean itself off the ever more cheap labour model. Together we need to build a world of higher pay, high skills and more computing and machine power to help people be more productive.
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John Redwood Sep 24
Replying to @johnredwood
UK output will not be damaged by leaving. It could expand more than currently if the Govt stopped its ever tightening monetary & fiscal squeeze. The correct thing to do would be to offer tax cuts & increased spending in this autumn’s budget, covered by ending payments to the EU.
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John Redwood Sep 24
We often have the parade of those few Remain advocates claiming to speak for big businesses that want to stop Brexit. They frequently repeat themselves, going public to help the Remain cause. They argue more than one foolish contradiction.
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John Redwood Sep 21
It's because the EU is no bowl of cherries many of us wish to go. There are no cherries to pick. Now we pay for our own cake & for other countries' cake too. I look forward to paying just for our own cake, making more of it at home. Then we can have better cake & more prosperity.
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John Redwood Sep 21
My interview on : Chequers is dead. We should not be paying £39 billion to the EU when they behave like this.
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John Redwood Sep 20
So as I and my allies predicted, the EU has turned down the Chequers proposals. We tried hard to persuade the PM to move on from Chequers. How do her advisers who disagreed with us & told her to throw all her political weight behind Chequers explain what they have done?
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John Redwood Sep 19
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John Redwood Sep 19
If we have a fully thought out No Deal, the EU will see that they need a deal that is better than no deal and they will come to the table. There is no point in talking about money we don't owe them when they are not prepared to talk about future relationships.
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John Redwood Sep 19
As the EU has previously said they think technology works well without new physical barriers at the Irish border, why don’t they just drop their misplaced & unhelpful interventions? The UK will make its own border arrangements & has made clear it doesn’t plan new barriers.
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John Redwood Sep 18
The Government could also go further and say the UK place will not place any tariff on motor car components from anywhere in the world, making it easier for manufacturers here. That’s the advantage of running our own trade policy and customs.
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John Redwood Sep 18
Once the UK runs its own borders there is no need for the government to impose new checks and delays at our ports to impede motor components. I trust the government will reassure BMW and others that it has no plans to delay imported components.
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John Redwood Sep 18
The EU said they were up for a Canada style deal but wished to exclude Northern Ireland, leaving that in their customs union. That was clearly impossible for the UK. If this is no longer their view, then why not just agree a Free Trade Deal?
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John Redwood Sep 18
EU is willing now to admit that the Northern Ireland border issues can of course be resolved by technology and checks away from the borders - just as the Eurosceptics have always claimed, and as the UK government argued at the beginning of the Brexit process.
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John Redwood Sep 17
People are rightly tired of austerity politics on the Continent where as an integral part of the Euro scheme it led to deep cuts in pay & jobs in many countries. It is important the UK uses its freedom outside the Euro to follow a policy that promotes more jobs & higher pay.
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John Redwood Sep 17
There's no good reason why Holland outcompetes us in a wide range of temperate vegetables & flowers nor why we should be so dependent on Danish bacon, French dairy products & Irish beef. I have made representations that more needs to be done to promote UK home grown food.
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John Redwood Sep 14
Blood Cancer is the 5th most common cancer & the 3rd biggest cancer killer. I met with my constituent, Paul Carless, Ambassador for Bloodwise, the UK’s leading blood cancer research charity, to discuss their work. Find out more at
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John Redwood Sep 14
Replying to @johnredwood
Jeremy Corbyn famously told us that Chavez was inspirational. What does he think now? The USSR “better way” required border guards to shoot people who tried to leave. Venezuela now depends on its neighbours to take in the hundreds of thousands crossing the border to find food.
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John Redwood Sep 14
Socialism is paved with some good intentions but often ends in disaster. I share the wish to eradicate poverty & hunger & to create the means so people can live better lives. The problem is if you try to do this the socialist way, like Venezuela, you end up with far more poverty.
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